PALMHURST, Texas – Yesterday at approximately 3:00 pm, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector along with other local and state law enforcement agencies conducted a consent to search at a residence in Palmhurst, Texas.
The search originated after a DPS traffic stop in Pharr, Texas revealed eighteen undocumented subjects concealed inside a box trailer. Additional information led law enforcement to the residence in Palmhurst, Texas, resulting in the apprehension of 31 undocumented subjects. A total of 49 undocumented subjects were apprehended as a result of these enforcement actions.
McAllen Homeland Security Investigations Office is leading the investigation.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the sector’s toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.